Time for round 2 of Battle of the Apple Tarts!
If for round 1 I went for light and pretty, this round I am definitely going free-form and country with a Rustic Apple Galette. This recipe is super easy to follow and big enough for 4 (or 2 in my house). What makes it so unique is that I cook this galette in a cast iron skillet. It gives the crust a nice golden crunch and makes for quite the presentation. So let’s get to it!
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F. Peel, core and slice up 2 large apples. Mix with 2 teaspoons of flour and 2 teaspoons of sugar. I skipped cinnamon to get pure apple flavor but feel free to add some at this stage if you wish.
Roll out your puff pastry into a large square onto parchment paper. Don’t worry about edges not being perfect. We’re going for rustic here =)
Grab a small cast iron skillet. Mine is about 7″ wide. Place a small piece of parchment paper in the pan or sprinkle some corn meal. It will help release your galette. Flip your dough upside down over the skillet and peel the paper off. See? That paper did the trick! Fill with your apple mixture.
Now fold the dough onto itself, from the outside in.
Prepare a simple egg wash by beating one large egg with a splash or water.
Brush the egg wash all over and sprinkle with some raw sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 300 degrees and continue baking for about 15 minutes. Your galette should come out golden brown and all bubbly. Make sure to monitor it. Puff pastry and egg wash can go from golden brown to crispy in minutes. In hindsight I should have taken mine out about 30 seconds earlier (see the dark edges) but I got distracted =) I’m sure glad I caught it in time. Haha.
Enjoy and stay tuned for round 3 of our Apple Tart Battle!